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The Telecom Digest for Nov 12, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 205 : "text" Format
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Federal government struggles against cyberattacks (Monty Solomon)
Verizon 'supercookies' could be a boon to advertisers, hackers (Bill Horne)

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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:42:27 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Federal government struggles against cyberattacks Message-ID: <388AB4F4-29F0-4164-84F8-E868D59E6A7F@roscom.com> Federal government struggles against cyberattacks By Martha Mendoza ASSOCIATED PRESS NOVEMBER 10, 2014 The Boston Globe TweetShareWhatsApp NEW YORK - A $10-billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. Workers scattered across more than a dozen agencies, from the Defense and Education departments to the National Weather Service, are responsible for at least half of the federal cyberincidents reported each year since 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis of records. ... http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/11/10/federal-government-struggles-against-cyberattacks/8ls3WW4Q5baJ9iIO5DPqfM/story.html -or- http://goo.gl/Ev0EpI
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:12:52 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon 'supercookies' could be a boon to advertisers, hackers Message-ID: <m3tjiu$cgr$1@dont-email.me> Supercookies could take a bigger bite out of your privacy than you think, say researchers. Here's what they're worried about. It's bad enough that Verizon and AT&T have unleashed a new breed of "supercookie" that can track your every online move, even as you switch between your smartphone, tablet and TV. Far worse is the possibility of abuse by advertisers, governments and hackers, privacy experts warn. "Any website you're going to end up on is going to get this supercookie," said Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer of cybersecurity company BeyondTrust. That opens the potential for these supercookies to be exploited by many more people than Verizon anticipated with its tracking program, he said. http://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-supercookies-could-be-a-boon-to-advertisers-hackers/ -or- http://goo.gl/zkjJaE -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Well Blue, why did you leave me sweetheart? Blue, you promised to write And I, I sit I sit, I sit alone at night now Sifting sand through my fingers Looking for some trace of you - Stookey/Travers/Yarrow

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